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Amazon (company): American technology and e-commerce company
Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, along with Google, Apple, and Microsoft. It has been referred to as "one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world" as well as the world's most valuable brand.

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Amazon Pushes Prime Day To October [Video]

Amazon Pushes Prime Day To October

Amazon Pushes Prime Day To October

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Bezos Richer Than Ever [Video]

Bezos Richer Than Ever

The economy is in a depression. However, Jeff Bezos' net worth has increased. CNN reports that he's now worth nearly $172 billion, a new record for the world's richest person. This week, Bezos beat his..

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Amazon Granting Front-Line Workers $500 Million in Bonuses [Video]

Amazon Granting Front-Line Workers $500 Million in Bonuses

According to CNET, the $500 million will go to those most at risk of being infected with COVID-19.

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Take some profit on COVID-19 stocks: wealth manager [Video]

Take some profit on COVID-19 stocks: wealth manager

Kendall Capital's Clark Kendall says investors should trim their exposure to stocks that have run up on the coronavirus theme such as Zoom and Amazon. Rather, he tells Reuters' Fred Katayama they..

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Amazon Pledges $2 Billion Investment in Clean Energy [Video]

Amazon Pledges $2 Billion Investment in Clean Energy

On Tuesday, Amazon announced it will launch the Climate Pledge Fund with the $2 billion.

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Amazon pledges $2 bln venture fund for clean energy [Video]

Amazon pledges $2 bln venture fund for clean energy

Amazon.com said on Tuesday it will launch a $2 billion venture capital fund that will focus on technology investments to reduce the impact of climate change and support sustainable development. Fred..

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PS5 Price Leaks On Amazon [Video]

PS5 Price Leaks On Amazon

PS5 Price Leaks On Amazon

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A Weighty Subject: As Gyms Remain Closed, Barbells Reach Top Of Amazon Best Sellers [Video]

A Weighty Subject: As Gyms Remain Closed, Barbells Reach Top Of Amazon Best Sellers

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has shuttered businesses around the world, including fitness clubs. But according to Business Insider, Pelotons aren't the only workout equipment in high demand as people..

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Two States Looking Into Amazon Behavior To Sellers [Video]

Two States Looking Into Amazon Behavior To Sellers

Two States Looking Into Amazon Behavior To Sellers

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Sony unveils Playstation 5, teases new games [Video]

Sony unveils Playstation 5, teases new games

Sony unveiled its new Playstation 5 games console on Friday, and teased more than two dozen new games. But it's keeping fans guessing about the price of its new machine. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition technology [Video]

Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition technology

Amazon announced that it will ban police use of the company's facial recognition tool Rekognition for a year, in a blogpost dated Wednesday.

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'Gone with the Wind' pulled over racist portrayals [Video]

'Gone with the Wind' pulled over racist portrayals

HBO Max has removed film "Gone with the Wind" from its recently launched streaming service over its depiction of slavery. It joins other media companies that have pulled controversial TV shows as..

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Amazon pauses police use of facial recognition [Video]

Amazon pauses police use of facial recognition

Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it was implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software, reversing its long-time support of selling the technology to law..

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Controversial 'Gone With The Wind' becomes Amazon's number one bestseller [Video]

Controversial 'Gone With The Wind' becomes Amazon's number one bestseller

The classic film was temporarily removed from the streaming platform HBO Max, due to it's "ethnic and racial prejudices"

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Jeff Bezos 'Happy to Lose Customers' Over Solidarity With Black Lives Matter [Video]

Jeff Bezos 'Happy to Lose Customers' Over Solidarity With Black Lives Matter

Bezos took to Instagram to share a screenshot of an email from a customer who was annoyed by Amazon's statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Jeff Bezos responds to Amazon customer who was angry over Black Lives Matter message: ‘My stance won’t change’ [Video]

Jeff Bezos responds to Amazon customer who was angry over Black Lives Matter message: ‘My stance won’t change’

Jeff Bezos responds to Amazon customer who was angry over Black Lives Matter message: ‘My stance won’t change’

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Amazon Ditches $2-An-Hour Raise For Essential Workers [Video]

Amazon Ditches $2-An-Hour Raise For Essential Workers

During the height of the coronavirus pandemic Amazon gave warehouse workers a $2-an-hour pay raise. This week, those workers lost that $2 hourly pay raise. Amazon has also phased out unlimited amounts..

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Amazon Raises $10-Billion In The Bond Market [Video]

Amazon Raises $10-Billion In The Bond Market

Market Insider reports that Amazon raised $10 billion in corporate debt markets Monday. That includes a $1 billion bond yielding just 0.4%. According to the Financial Times reported that this was the..

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Amazon Posts Support For Black Protestors [Video]

Amazon Posts Support For Black Protestors

Amazon posted a strong message of support for people protesting George Floyd’s death. According to Business Insider, Floyd died after a white police officer knelt on his neck. Amazon said: "The..

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Amazon will keep most temps it hired [Video]

Amazon will keep most temps it hired

Amazon.com plans to offer permanent jobs to about 70% of U.S. workers it hired temporarily to meet consumer demand, Fred Katayama reports.

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AT&T launches pricier HBO Max to take on Netflix [Video]

AT&T launches pricier HBO Max to take on Netflix

AT&T’s WarnerMedia division launched its HBO Max streaming service on Wednesday, kicking off an ambitious plan to take on Netflix, Disney and Amazon, but its entrance into the global streaming war is..

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Sierra McCormick says new movie The Vast Of Night is the scariest she's seen in years [Video]

Sierra McCormick says new movie The Vast Of Night is the scariest she's seen in years

Sierra McCormick admits that although she doesn't scare easily, her latest film The Vast Of Night gave her chills. It will be released on Amazon on May 29.

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Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

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Kayapó chief Payakan dies from COVID-19, led protest against Amazon dam

Brazil's indigenous people lost one of their pioneering leaders to COVID-19 on Wednesday with the death of Paulinho Payakan, a Kayapó chief who led protests against the Belo Monte hydro-electric dam..
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Exclusive: Amazon in talks to buy $2 billion stake in Bharti Airtel: sources

Amazon.com is in early-stage talks to buy a stake worth at least $2 billion in mobile operator Bharti Airtel, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, underscoring the growing..
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Reliance launches JioMart online grocery service, challenging Amazon, Flipkart

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Amazon to hire 50,000 temp workers in India as lockdown boosts demand

Amazon.com Inc's India unit said it would hire 50,000 temporary workers to meet a surge in online shopping in the country, where customers have been stuck indoors for two months in a lockdown to fight..
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Catholic priest gives out masks in coronavirus-stricken Amazon favela

As the coronavirus has spread rapidly in the poorest parts of the Amazon's biggest city, a local priest has begun to make masks in his church and hand them out across his parish.
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Amazon taps into food delivery services in India

Amazon.com Inc is rolling out services to deliver food in India, pitting it against established players Swiggy and Zomato in a market that has seen explosive growth in the last few years.
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Amazon mayor warns of indigenous genocide as coronavirus spreads

The mayor of the largest city in the Amazon rainforest said the coronavirus pandemic is killing indigenous people and warned of a "genocide" if Brazil's right-wing government fails to protect..
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Regional health body warns of COVID-19 spread in Amazon tri-border area

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Tuesday that new coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the tri-border area of the Amazon between Brazil, Colombia and Peru and threatens to infect..
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Brazilian doctors medevac indigenous COVID-19 cases to Amazon city

The novel coronavirus is spreading so fast among the indigenous people in the furthest parts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest that doctors are now evacuating critical COVID-19 patients by plane to the..
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Lockdown 4.0: Amazon accepts non-essentials orders in red zones; relief for e-commerce firms under new MHA guidelines

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Amazon Prime snags Bollywood premieres as pandemic closes theatres

Amazon Prime Video, Amazon's streaming service, said it will screen several new Indian films that were originally meant for theatrical release on its platform, starting later this month.
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In Amazon city, indigenous chief felled by COVID-19 buried with dance and singing

He had asked them to sing and dance at his funeral, and that is how they said goodbye to Chief Messias Kokama on Thursday.
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As deaths mount in Brazil's Amazon, official COVID-19 toll under scrutiny

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Republican donor named U.S. postmaster general

A Republican Party donor was named on Wednesday to lead the U.S. Postal Service, which President Donald Trump has criticized for not charging companies like Amazon.com more for package delivery.
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Amazon city resorts to mass graves as Brazil COVID-19 deaths soar

Deaths from the coronavirus outbreak have piled up so fast in the Amazon rainforest's biggest city that the main cemetery is burying five coffins at a time in collective graves.
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Brazil to deploy troops to protect Amazon as deforestation surges

Brazil plans to deploy its armed forces to fight deforestation and fires in the Amazon jungle, Vice President Hamilton Mourão said on Wednesday, in an effort protect the world's largest rainforest..
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Indigenous tribes in Peru's Amazon say the government has left them to fend for themselves against the coronavirus, risking "ethnocide by inaction," according to a letter from natives to the United..
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MHA revises E-commerce rules again, bans delivery of non-essentials during lockdown

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Doctor working with Amazon tribe tests positive for coronavirus

A doctor working with the largest tribe in the Amazon has tested positive for the coronavirus, Brazil's Health Ministry said on Friday, ringing alarm bells that the epidemic could spread to vulnerable..
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No more HD streaming on celullar network on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, other OTT platforms

However, this only applies to cellular networks and not broadband internet, reports clarified.
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Delivery drivers face pandemic without sick pay, insurance, sanitizer

On his delivery route through Orange County, California, Joseph Alvarado made 153 stops one day last week for Amazon.com Inc , touching the inside and outside of his van, more than 225 packages, and..
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Whole Foods' New York employee tests positive for coronavirus

A Whole Foods Market employee working at one of its grocery stores in New York City tested positive for the coronavirus and was placed in quarantine, a spokeswoman for the Amazon.com Inc-owned company..
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Coronavirus work-from-home push means long nights, employee health checks for cloud firms

Italian IT shop owner Simone Merlini joined a 2 p.m. call on Wednesday to do something that sounded fairly straightforward: demo three Amazon.com Inc cloud services to a new client.
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Cloud firms turn to long nights, employee health checks to survive work-from-home rush

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NIA arrests two more people in Pulwama attack case

Waiz-ul-Islam (19) of Srinagar's Bagh-e-Mehtab locality and Mohammad Abbass Rather (32) of Hakripora village in Pulwama were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), taking the number of..
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Amazon confirms two employees in Italy have contracted coronavirus

Amazon.com Inc said late on Sunday that two employees in Milan, Italy, have contracted the coronavirus and are under quarantine.
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Amazon defers 'non-essential' moves even in U.S. as corporate travel bans spread

Amazon.com deferred all non-essential travel, within the U.S. and beyond, and Google set new restrictions for travel to South Korea and other places, as corporations moved to protect employees from the..
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Amazon tells employees to defer all non-essential travel due to coronavirus

Amazon.com Inc said all employees should defer non-essential travel including within the United States, in a significant escalation by the world's largest online retailer to guard against the spread of..
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E-tailers must work within laws of the land: Piyush Goyal

At a time when ecommerce giants Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart are under investigation for alleged violations of the country’s competition law, Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on..
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Amazon headquarters in Madrid briefly evacuated after false bomb threat: police

The Madrid headquarters of U.S. online retailer Amazon.com Inc were temporarily evacuated on Thursday after a bomb threat which proved to be false, Spanish police said.
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Amazon Catholics pledge to press on after Pope says no to married priests

Catholic communities across the Amazon said they would keep pushing for married men to be allowed to celebrate Mass in the remote rainforest region, after a papal decision on Wednesday blocked their..
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Pope dismisses proposal to ordain married men as priests in Amazon

Pope Francis, in one of the most significant decisions of his papacy, on Wednesday dismissed a proposal to allow some married men to be ordained in the Amazon region to ease an acute scarcity of..
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Brazil prosecutors seek to remove ex-missionary from indigenous post

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Amazon pulls out of major Barcelona telecoms conference over coronavirus

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U.N. says officials barred from using WhatsApp since June 2019 over security

United Nations officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because "it's not supported as a secure mechanism," a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after U.N. experts accused Saudi Arabia of using the..
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have been involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon's billionaire boss Jeff Bezos, United Nations experts said on Wednesday.
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